Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It’s easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

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When you love food as much as I do, there is nothing better than marrying into a family full of excellent cooks. So I did just that!

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

As I mentioned in this post and this post, J’s mom makes some pretty delicious food. This makes sense considering the fact that she learned from one of the best, J’s grandma, who we all affectionately call Nanou.

Nanou was a brilliant French woman. She came to America as a war bride and was a fantastic example of what a strong, beautiful woman can be.

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

Nanou also had some incredible recipes, which she was gracious enough to share with us. One such mainstay at our dinner table is Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans.

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

Perfectly cooked green beans in  mix of butter and olive oil. A mix of sauteed minced garlic adds that rich, garlicky flavor without being overwhelming and fresh parsley adds the perfect amount of herbaceous freshness.

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

These are a great alternative to the heavy green bean casserole that usually has a place on most Thanksgiving tables. It’s special enough for a holiday dinner but quick and easy enough to enjoy with a weeknight dinner as well (which we often do!).

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

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Quick and Easy Roasted Potatoes

Sauteed Mushrooms in a Wine Reduction

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Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of green beans
  • 2- Tbsp. butter (you can halve it with olive oil if you're trying to be healthier)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced (I use a garlic press because I'm lazy)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil your green beans for around 10 minutes and drain well.
  2. In a saute pan, melt your butter over medium high heat.
  3. Add your garlic and saute for a couple minutes stirring here and there.
  4. Add the beans and the parsley and mix all together.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cuisine: French | Recipe Type: Family, Holiday, Quick, Thanksgiving

Notes

Please note- like all the best family recipes, there are no true amounts, it all goes by taste (and really, I always encourage you to taste your food as you go along!). That being said, the measurements given are based on how I make it when I cook it for my family. Feel free to adjust the amounts as per your preference.

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    Marina @ Parental Journey
    September 13, 2016 at 2:06 am I really love green beans - and this recipe seems easy enough to put it on my menu calendar :) Marina @ Parental Journey recently posted...50 Ways To “Ruin” Your Toddler’s DayMy Profile
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      Jessy
      September 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm Me too, Marina- it's so easy and delicious!
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    Kate
    September 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm This would be perfect with a roast or for Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining us this week at the Merry Monday link party! We hope you can join us again next week! Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com
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      Jessy
      September 15, 2016 at 10:14 am Thank you- there will definitely be part of our Thanksgiving dinner!
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    CJ @ Morsels of Life
    September 17, 2016 at 7:05 am These look like some delicious green beans! I bet the garlic adds such wonderful flavor. :) CJ @ Morsels of Life recently posted...Mexican PizzaMy Profile
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      Jessy
      September 19, 2016 at 2:21 pm Thank you- Garlic makes everything better :)
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    Fiona Saluk
    November 7, 2016 at 9:20 pm I literally have had a bag of green beans sitting in my fridge the past few days and I couldn't figure out what to do with them...this is simple but perfect! Tomorrow's dinner it is!
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      Jessy
      November 8, 2016 at 10:33 am Awesome- please let me know how you like them :)
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    Lauren
    November 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm I'm going to try and add a dash of fresh Parmesan cheese!
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      Jessy
      November 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm Lauren that's an excellent idea- I bet it'll be fantastic! Let me know how you like it :)
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    Kim
    June 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm Oh so good! My grandson is a picky eater - he asked for more!
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      Jessy
      June 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm Awwwww, I'm so happy to hear that! I know Nanou would have been thrilled about this comment if she were here!

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